The Benny Fund will sponsor the second annual Benny’s Run (10K, 5K, Kids Fun Run) on October 04, 2014 in East Hampton, CT. We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages.
Benny’s Run was established in 2013, in rememberance of Benjamin J. Neiweem, an EHHS graduate, who passed away at the age of 24 in 2013. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends would like to celebrate his life and support our community, through this run and fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go directly to The Benny Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
What is the Benny Fund? We strive to ensure mental illness is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community. The stigma associated with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses is not only real, but acts as a barrier to seeking treatment. Mental illness is treatable and early intervention is crucial. Those who are affected should be treated with compassion, understanding, and care. Our mission is to support our communities through funding and mental health advocacy, while remembering a caring and loving man, Benjamin J. Neiweem. In May 2014, The Benny Fund awarded its first scholarships and plans to continue to focus on scholarships for high school students, mental health advocacy campaigns, as well as funding for mental health education /resources in our schools and communities.
Race details: Please arrive (and park) at East Hampton High School (15 North Maple Street, East Hampton, CT) between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM to pick up your shirt and bib. Shuttles will leave for the start line at 9:30 AM. The race will finish at East Hampton High School. You must take the shuttle to the start line.
Same day registration will be available 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at East Hampton High School. However, we hope you can register online as soon as possible so that we can get a more accurate count for the shirts. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for same day registration, but we will do our best. This is a RAIN or SHINE event! We look forward to seeing you there!
What if I hate running? Stop by and have some fun with a great group of people or walk with some friends. If you’re feeling really ambitous, donate!